Reply To: an taisce-and rumours of them going bust
Non-Taiscist – you’ve hit the nail squarely on the head.
AT are universally disliked for the two reasons above. Rural – cos of the one off’s (although AT are in essence correct). Urban – cos of quote “Old = good, new = bad, us = good, you = bad”.
Just because you have power doesn’t , mean you should wield it.
Diaspora, you may argue that AT is merely fulfilling it’s remit under law – but an objection from J Murphy carries none of the weight that an objection from AT has. Most people are just too frightened/stressed to try and overcome the hurricane force of D4 minded constricted vision that AT domineers on designs they deem “unsuitable”. Is it any wonder the docklands and “new Dublin” are so bland? It isn’t the direct fault of AT objecting to a specific Docklands design – but a mindset and culture has come about. Propose this and watch it get stamped into the ground. So why bother…?